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Thief squeezes in tiny mail flap to steal big

A thief broke into the headquarters of Austria's ruling political party by wriggling through a post flap in the front door, a party official said on Friday.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A thief broke into the headquarters of Austria's ruling political party by wriggling through a post flap in the front door, a party official said on Friday.

The burglar squeezed through a 13-by-13-inch hole on Thursday and stole laptops, mobile phones, notebooks and cash before crawling out, said Catherina Straub, spokeswoman for the Social Democrats.

"It is such a tiny door for post and newspapers, he must have obviously been extremely small," she said, adding that the culprit had not been caught.

She said it was unlikely the robbery was politically motivated and that the data stolen was not sensitive.